Category Archives: Leftfield

Open Up

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Leftfield Lydon
“Open Up”
1993 Hard Hands (UK) / Logic Records (DE)
HAND 009CD / LOC 127

01 Open Up (Radio Edit)
02 Open Up (Full Vocal Mix)
03 Open Up (Dervish Overdrive)
04 Open Up (I Hate Pink Floyd Mix)
05 Open Up (Open Dub)
06 Open Up (The Dust Brothers Remix)

Neil Barnes and Paul Daley employed no less a music legend than John Lydon for vocals on their 1993 single “Open Up”, which ranks among the greatest dance classics of all time. Consolidated here are all unique tracks from the UK single and German remix CD.

HELP > Anyone have the 6.47 edit of the ‘Dervish Overdrive’ mix from German CD single LOC 118?

Step It Up (US Promo)

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Stereo MC’s
“Step It Up” (US Promo)
1992 Island Records (US)
PRCD 6772-2

01 Step It Up (Radio Edit)
02 Step It Up (Ultimatum Trumpet Mix)
03 Step It Up (Ultimatum Remix)
04 Step It Up (Stereo Field Dub)

The Afro-Left EP

Thanks to eLeMeNOhPeaQ for supplying these beats.

HAND23CD

01 Afro Left
02 Afro Ride
03 Afro Sol
04 Afro Central
05 Afro Ride (Edit)

INFO > This 1995 single from Neil Barnes and Paul Daley features vocalist Djum Djum (Neil Cole) and tribal rhythms aplenty.

The Complete Intoxication

GRRR32CD

01 Intoxication (Original)
02 Intoxication (Clubfield Mix)
03 Intoxication (Dubfield Mix)
04 Intoxication (Rhythm Trance Mix)
05 Intoxication (Lionrock Hoe Down Mix)

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01 Intoxication (John Digweed & Nick Muir’s Radio Edit)
02 Intoxication (John Digweed & Nick Muir’s Bedrock Mix)
03 Intoxication (Justin Robertson’s Lionrock Hoe Down Mix)
04 Intoxication (Leftfield’s Clubfield Mix)
05 Intoxication (Danny Howells’ & Shango’s Unknown DJ Mix)

INFO > React 2 Rhythm’s 1991 single “Intoxication” is a defining progressive house classic, due to Leftfield’s dancefloor-ready remixes (Justin Robertson’s mixes ain’t bad, either). In 1997, the release was again reworked for Jackpot’s Guerilla reissue project.

David Bowie – Jump They Say (US Promo)

David Bowie
“Jump They Say”
1993 Savage Records (US)
SADJ-50042-2

01. Jump They Say (Brothers In Rhythm Edit)
02. Jump They Say (Brothers In Rhythm Mix)
03. Jump They Say (Brothers In Rhythm Instrumental)
04. Jump They Say (Leftfield Remix)
05. Jump They Say (Album Version Edit)

INFO > Ever the musical chameleon, David Bowie incorporated funk, jazz, and hip hop into 1993’s “Black Tie White Noise”, which reunited The Thin White Duke with producer Nile Rodgers. The album’s first single, “Jump They Say,” was remixed by Brothers In Rhythm and Leftfield, and put Bowie back into the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.

Jump They Say
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Leftfield – Song Of Life

Leftfield
“Song Of Life”
1992 Hard Hands (UK)
HAND 002 CD

01. Song Of Life 04:21
02. Song Of Life (Extended Version) 08:44
03. Fanfare Of Life 06:07
04. Release The Dub 05:46

INFO > Produced in 1990, Leftfield’s first single was a solo effort by Neil Barnes. However, following the success of Paul Daley’s remix of “Not Forgotten”, Leftfield became a duo. Barnes and Daley promptly set up their own label and became prominent members of the UK dance community. An early prog house classic, “Song Of Life” was the second release on the Hard Hands imprint.

SONG OF LIFE

Sunscreem – Perfect Motion

Sunscreem
“Perfect Motion”
1992 Sony Soho Square (UK)
658405 2

01. Perfect Motion 04:10
02. Perfect Motion (Boy’s Own Mix) 09:51
03. Perfect Motion (Rhythm’s A Drug) 06:13
04. Perfect Motion (Drowning In Your Blood Mix) 05:20
05. Perfect Motion (One Down Mix) 05:02
06. Perfect Motion (Vocal Mix)* 08:34

*Bonus track, sourced from: Sunscreem “White Skies” (662742 5)

INFO > In the mid-1980s, Paul Carnell and Lucia Holm played together in an unsigned synthpop outfit called Shot The Rapids. That project failed to pan out, but Carnell and Holm gathered local talent in their hometown Essex and formed pop dance combo Sunscreem in 1991. Creating a rave-like experience during their live shows, the band quickly caught the attention of major label Sony. Issued on the Soho Square imprint, Sunscreem’s debut album “O₃” was a huge success in both the UK and US. “Perfect Motion” was the group’s fourth single, featuring Terry Farley and Pete Heller’s brilliant Boy’s Own Mix, alongside remixes by Carl Cox and Leftfield.

PERFECT MOTION

D:ream – Unforgiven

D:ream
“Unforgiven”
1993 Magnet Records/Warner Music (UK)
MAG1016CD

01. Unforgiven (7” D:reamix)
02. Unforgiven (Sine 7” Edit)
03. Unforgiven (12” D:reamix)
04. Unforgiven (Leftfield Hands Mix)
05. Unforgiven (EMF 7” Mix)
06. Unforgiven (Leftfield Hard Mix)

INFO > “Unforgiven” was D:ream’s third single and the last to feature Al Mackenzie as a contributing band member. In addition to the standard D:reamixes, this release includes pumping prog house mixes by Leftfield, and a rocked out version from EMF (returning the favor after D:ream remixed two of EMF’s singles the previous year). Vocalist Peter Cunnah disbanded D:ream in 1997, but reunited with Al MacKenzie in 2008; a new album, “In Memory Of…” is scheduled for release in March 2011.

UNFORGIVEN